We are taking it VERY easy today. Just hanging around, doing "stuff", watching football, whishing for the kids to take a nap..., so I can take one, too.
Just wanted to quickly show how the girls' first embroidery projects turned out. As mentioned in the previous post, I asked them to draw their favorite princess. Anika took that request serious and drew a very pretty Ariel (Unfortunately, it was a little bigger than the hoop, so that the tail did not fit.). Kordula on the other hand, just wanted to be done: so she drew a stick princess. But, I guess, that's okay.
I literally showed each of them with two stitches how to do it and off they went. I was bracing myself for lot's of frustration, lost needles (well, they did lose 3 in the process...!), tangled threads and me fixing mistakes. But, except for the lost needles, none of it happened. Both sat for 2+ hours just stitching away. All I had to do is change colors for them and secure the threads in back.
Anika even said at one point: "Mama, this (sewing) makes me so, so happy!" (Aaaaw.)
BTW: The purple thing is the bathing suit top and the thing on the left is a fish, not a tail.
I am very proud of how even most of the stitches turned out. I really did not expect that on the first try.